Month: July 2020

A modified escapement design

A previous post described a Lego implementation of an escapement mechanism similar to one I’d seen in the British Museum. Recently, Zach and I built something a bit closer to the actual Tompion escapement. The pins are all in a line round the wheel, and the pallets are also in a line, offset around the circumference. It still has the difference that the interaction between the pins and the pallets takes place on the side of the wheel, rather than the top. Pleasing that this one worked too!

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